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Plastic and cosmetic surgery

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Breast reduction

Breast reduction is for every woman who wants her breasts to be proportional to the rest of her body and, therefore, more comfortable. Breast reduction requires a general anaesthetic to keep you asleep throughout the procedure. You should be prepared to spend one night in hospital. The patient will need to wear a support bra for up to six weeks, until the swelling and bruising subsides. You should avoid any straining, bending and lifting for at least four weeks following surgery. The incisions from the procedure should fade over time.

Recovery time

Recovery time varies from patient to patient. Depending on the extent of your breast reduction and your general physical condition, you may be able to return to non-strenuous work any where from two to three weeks after surgery. Indeed, many women are able to resume most of their normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after just four weeks.

Breast reduction surgery is to make your breasts smaller and firmer. Without the excessive weight of large breasts, you are likely to find greater enjoyment than before in playing sports and engaging in other physical activity.

It may take you some time to adjust to your new body image. However, most women soon feel more comfortable in their clothing and develop more confidence about their appearance.